Presentation on theme: "Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) One of the goals in the WP2 was to get experiences of CSCL by piloting short courses.Two Finnish Clubhouses (Suvimäki and Karhula) offered an English for beginners -course each.The course in Suvimäki consisted of 13 group meetings during the period of February to June The course in Karhula consisted of 6 group meetings.There were 17 students altogetherThe teachers were Clubhouse members
2 We used a course created in the learning environment “MOODLE” CSCL is a method for bringing the benefits of collaborative learning and cooperative learning to users of distance or co-locative learning via networked computers, such as the courses offered via the Internet or in a digital classroom. The purpose of CSCL is to support students in learning together effectively. CSCL supports the communication of ideas and information among learners, collaborative accessing of information and documents, and instructor and peer feedback on learning activities. CSCL also supports and facilitates group processes and group dynamics.In Suvimäki we had four computers located near to each other, and mostly two students cooperated in learning via a computer.Only few members could study also at home, because not so many members have an own computer.We used a course created in the learning environment “MOODLE”
3 English course in Suvimäki 1. Standard English1.1. Telling about oneself and one’s studies in English1.2. Telling about Finland, Americans & Great Britain1.3. Numbers, alphabets and articles1.4.) Present time (Present tense)1.5. Questions1.6. Telling about the past time (imperfect tense)1.7. Prepositions1.8. Examination of standard English2. Technical terminology (do only the tasks of your own occupational branch)2.1. Vehicle technology2.2. Machinery and metalwork2.3. Construction2.4. Electrical engineering2.5. Arts, crafts and design2.6. Tourism, catering and home economics2.7. Forestry2.8. Hairdressing and beauty care2.9. Business and administration2.10. Health services2.11. Presentation of your own occupational branch2.12. Student’s feedback of the course
4 ”It improves both English and computer skills at the same time WHY DO WE FIND THIS KIND OF E-LEARNING COURSE SUITABLE FOR THE CLUBHOUSE?”It improves both English and computer skills at the same timeLearning in the small group gives the teacher the opportunity to help everybody personallyYou can learn in a very familiar surrounding, in your own ClubhouseIt is easy for everyone to come and just start learning at your own pace even you learn with the group at the same time, because the teacher is giving you informationYou can work with the material also learn at home, if you have an own computer there
5 The material in online course can be very versatile (it included the grammar, listening, reading and writing exercises in many forms), and you can learn with many senses at the same timeYou can share your knowledge with your peer and you can benefit from the peer supportOnline course has given new motivation to learn and has shown the members participating in the course that they can learn and it is fun” Creates a more positive attitude about learningIt prepares young students for upper grades and the technology tools they will be encountering there
6 Establishes a sense of learning community Develops higher level, critical-thinking skills thanks to use of problem-solving approachesEstablishes a sense of learning communityPromotes innovation in teaching and classroom techniquesDevelops oral and written communication and social interaction skillsEncourages student responsibility for learningIncreases student motivationShare ideasEnhances self management skills(Some specific benefits of the utilization of web-based applications for collaborative learning include;
7 Learning by doing, practice Friendly atmosphere The results of the interviews made in WP2 to the question: What is typical for situations where you learn best?Learning by doing, practiceFriendly atmosphereWork alone, possibility to askCalm and quiet, not too many people aroundListening and discussBy learning others
8 WHAT ARE THE PROBLEMS OR CHALLENGES IN USING THIS KIND OF E-LEARNING? To find in our Clubhouse coalition the server to host the Moodle for us. Or to find money for paying the web-master who uploads, customises and maintains Moodle for us.To find teachers, because teaching on-line courses requires many kind of skillsTo pay for existing learning material and/orTo learn to construct learning courses by ourselves (OK-opintokeskus?)
9 MOODLE shortlyMoodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students. To work, it needs to be installed on a web server somewhere, either on one of your own computers or one at a web hosting company.
10 MOODLE TOOLS / MODULES FOR TEACHING: Assignments Chats Choices Feedback Forum Database Glossary Lesson Questionnaire Quiz Wiki
11 We van communicate through We can collaborate through We can storeFiles, Links, Webpage, Foldes, Database, Portfolio, Labers, LMS PackageWe van communicate throughChatrooms, Forums, Messaging, Calendar, RSS, DialogueWe can collaborate throughBlog, Wiki, Glossary, Social network, Database, Lesson, Forum, WorkshopWe can evaluateGrade, Quiz, Choice, Scales, Gradebook, Ratings, Survey, Assignment
12 APPLICATION of the ELECT Project: ”The ELECT Project will create and implement also a ”Collaborative Computing Strategy” to create an internet-based European intranet and extranet systems for Supported Education for people with mental health problems.” ”The use of so called open source and free ware technology is a democratic way of co-operation because it does not require large financial inputs. “
13 For what could Moodle be useful? As a platform for learning coursesAs a forum for discussions and for sharing experiences, materials, ideas, informationAs a forum for spreading good practices( quality improvement)As a platform for communication of a future project or a group workAs a platform for planning and developing group reports, applications, statements...